BA resumes service from London to Inverness
British Airways has resumed daily flights between London Heathrow and Inverness in the Scottish Highlands after a break of nearly 20 years.
BA ended its services between the two airports in 1997, but resumed a year-round service on 3 May, with an inbound flight leaving Heathrow just before 10am followed by an afternoon return from Inverness.
Denize McGregor, British Airways’ head of UK customer service and operations, said: “We are very pleased to be starting our new service to Inverness.
“As the capital of the Highlands, Inverness has a strong and diverse economy and has developed into a major centre for life sciences, commercialisation and research.”
Inglis Lyon, managing director of Highlands and Islands Airports Limited (HIAL), said: “We are delighted to welcome British Airways back to Inverness Airport.
“This is a significant achievement for the airport as British Airways is a world class airline, serving more than 130 international destinations from Heathrow, giving passengers from Inverness access to a truly global network.”
The new route will be serviced by an Airbus A319, and with more growth forecast – including the launch of a daily service to Amsterdam Schiphol on KLM – HIAL has announced plans for a £900,000 expansion that will almost double the size of the departure lounge and create a new arrivals hall for international passengers.